Assisting dialysis facilities to improve both staff and patient awareness of specific patient safety areas, promoting patient safety values, and building a culture of patient safety in every dialysis facility.

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Program Guidelines

 
  • The 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program is offered to dialysis facilities nationally. 
  • Each program year runs on an eleven month cycle: mid-January - mid-December.*
  • Participating facilities must register each program year.
  • Diamonds earned during one program year do not carry over to the next program year.
  • Facilities must complete the mandatory Culture of Safety module each year of participation in order to earn Diamond status and to print module certificates.  We recommend facilities complete this module first.
  • 100% of entire staff must participate in the mandatory Culture of Safety module (this includes Dietitians, Management, Nurses, Medical Directors, Social Workers, and Technicians).
  • Facilities are expected to begin work on completing the first module within three months of applying to participate in the program. 
  • Facilities must complete the mandatory Program Review upon the completion of their 3rd or 5th module (depending on new vs. renewal status) in order to access final/5-Diamond status certificate. 

*2020-2022 Program Years excluded. Due to the emergence of COVID-19 in 2020: the 2020 Program Year was extended until February 2021; the 2021 Program Year ran from March 2021 through February 28, 2022; and the 2022 Program Year launched in April 2022.


Renewal of Status

  • Renewal of status is only offered to facilities that earned/renewed 5-Diamond status during the previous program year.
  • Renewal facilities must repeat the mandatory Culture of Safety module for each year status is renewed and complete two additional modules of their choosing.
  • Renewal facilities may repeat modules completed in previous program years.
  • Renewal facilities must complete the mandatory Program Review upon completion of their 3rd module in order to access final/5-Diamond status certificate.

 





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